Coral Gables

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    November 4, 2014

    Fifth-Annual Burgerliscious Returns to Coral Gables Thursday

    If chowing down on 20-plus burgers sounds like an ideal weeknight, gear up for the fifth-annual Burgerliscious, returning to Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park in Coral Gables this Thursday, November 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. That gives you four hours to get your burger on and even go back for seconds. ... More >>

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    October 29, 2014

    Vicky Bakery Opens in Coral Gables Today

    Vicky Bakery officially opens the doors today, October 29, to its Coral Gables location. This will mark the 13th location for the classic Cuban bakery, which was established in 1972. It will be the first to offer a full-service cafe, which will open in November. See also: Vicky Bakery and Cafe Com ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    Giralda Under the Stars Returns for Its Fifth Season

    The Miami winter season has finally arrived and locals have started to taunt their northern friends. It's time of to show off those scarves, jackets, and Uggs that have been accumulating dust for the past seven months. It is also an opportune time to start dining al fresco -- in the middle of the s ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    Pascal Oudin to Open Brasserie Central in Coral Gables

    Pascal Oudin, the chef/owner of Pascal's on Ponce, known for contemporary takes on classic French cuisine, is opening a new bistro, making Coral Gables a mecca for Francophiles. See also: Ten Best Restaurants in Coral Gables

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    September 24, 2014

    Route 9 Restaurant in Coral Gables Sold

    Route 9 restaurant in Coral Gables has been sold, according to the restaurant's Twitter account. Earlier today, the couple posted the following: See also: Best Restaurant Coral Gables - Route 9

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Vicky Bakery and Cafe Coming to Coral Gables

    Vicky Bakery, the Miami-based chain that features classic Cuban treats, is coming to Coral Gables with an expanded concept. The new location will not only feature their famous pastelitos, cakes, and pastries, but it will offer a full-serve cafe on premises. See also: Mitt Romney to Hang at Vicky B ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014
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    July 10, 2014
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    July 3, 2014

    Coral Gables Cops Went on a Jaywalking Ticket Spree This Spring

    One day this April, two young professional women were walking along Miracle Mile when they decided to cross the street. They glanced left. No cars coming. Then they glanced right. Nada. So they slowly crossed the four lanes without a problem. As they began walking along the sidewalk again, however, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week Returns: Win VIP Tickets to Taste of the Gables

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week is back, but don't let the name deceive you. The event is actually three weeks long, affording you ample time to eat your way around the neighborhood. From June 9 to June 29, more than 35 of the area's restaurants will offer prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at a discount ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014
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    March 5, 2014

    Solution Proposed For Trolley Garage That Violated Civil Rights Act

    When Astor Development needed to build a garage for the Coral Gables trolley, it was unclear where to put it. Historically, it would have been destined for the city's industrial triangle, but now that place is more suited for high-rise condos than exhaust-streaming, pollution factories. So the devel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Whole Foods Hosts Speed Dating Event Before Valentine's Day

    If you're dreading spending yet another Valentine's Day alone with Netflix, binge-watching rom-coms, and crying, you've still got a couple weeks to secure a significant other. And at Whole Foods Coral Gables' "Lettuce Connect" speed-dating on February 6th, you'll have the chance to answer cutesy q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Giralda Under the Stars Kicks off 2014 Season

    Sure, New Year's Eve has come and gone, but the big holiday week is still in full swing -- along with megatraffic on the causeways leading to Miami Beach. Our suggestion is simple: Let snowbirds enjoy the beach for a few days more, and party in Coral Gables this Friday. Tomorrow evening, January 3, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Coral Gables Is Miami's Best Neighborhood

    My colleagues argue that the Beaches, both North and South, are the best neighborhoods in Miami-Dade. Which is fine, I suppose, if you're the kind of person who wants to drag sand into your tiny apartment every afternoon and whatever boozy hookup you picked up every night. It's a fun life for awhile ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2013
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    November 8, 2013

    Burgerlicious: Shake Shack Wins (Photos)

    Last night, Coral Gables hosted a burger bash and people went crazy for it. The third annual Burgerlicious featured 20 of the surrounding area's best restaurants. Who eats 20 burgers? Apparently a lot of people -- including us. See also: Burgerlicious Burger Bash: Tomorrow Night in Coral Gables

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    November 6, 2013

    Burgerliscious Burger Bash: Tomorrow Night in Coral Gables

    Most of us become quite beastly when it comes to munching on burgers, and tomorrow's third annual Burgerliscious event in Coral Gables is a prime example of our transformation from human to animal. General admission ticket ($60) holders are entitled to six sliders and two beers, while VIP attendees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Yuga Restaurant in Coral Gables Offers Great Vegetarian Fare

    There's no food term more cliched than "hidden gem." I'm over it and so is everyone else. But sometimes, the shoe just fits. And I can't help but put Coral Gables' Yuga in this particular category. It fits the bill all the way around. It's not for lack of press that they've remained so unassuming. ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Ten Fruits Juice Bar to Open Outpost in Coral Gables

    Miami is neck deep in the juice craze, and now the green revolution is making its way to Coral Gables. Downtown juice bar Ten Fruits has announced plans to open a storefront in the City Beautiful, just a stone's throw from Miracle Mile. See also: Ten Fruits: Exotic Juicing in Downtown Miami

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    October 7, 2013

    Sushi Samba Coral Gables Expands Lunch Offerings

    The Coral Gables dining scene has changed immensely in the past year. We've seen places such as Eating House pop up, pop out, and reopen permanently. Others, such as Pao Town, have shut their doors for good. Though the closing of Pao Town -- Sushi Maki's fast-casual Asian concept -- might have scare ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Coral Gables Woman's Aston Martin Stolen After She's Tied Up During Home Invasion

    A Coral Gables woman was the victim of a shocking home invasion last night. A man broke into her home, tied her up, and then used her own Aston Martin as the get-away car.

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    September 17, 2013

    Grand Theft Guayabera Caught on Camera in Coral Gables

    Guayaberas Etc. is a store in downtown Coral Gables right across from the city hall that specializes in Cuban clothing and memorabilia. was the victim of a blatant smash-and-grab robbery. On September 13, just after midnight, a man and a woman smashed through the store's front door and made off with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Yelp Pours It On: $6 Cocktails and Bartender Battles All September Long

    Social portal and user-review meccaYelp is all about educating the masses on the eats, drinks and other diversions cities have to offer. Be it godawful service or orgasmic edibles - Yelpers are the ultimate experts. Yelp Miami's newest endeavor is designed to introduce folks to the 305's mixology l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Cronot Comes to Sushi Maki in Coral Gables

    The summer of 2013 will forever be known as the summer of the cronut. This little genius mashup of the croissant and the doughnut caused quite a splash this year, with people lining up hours before Dominique Ansel's New York City bakery opens each day. Can't wait for a cronut? You can always buy t ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    SushiSamba Coral Gables Now Serving Breakfast (Photos)

    Sushi Samba has gone from SoBe's beaches-and-babes party scene to a more formal affair with the opening of a seventh location worldwide in Coral Gables at the Westin Colonnade Hotel. For those who work, live, or visit the Coral Gable's area, morning's just got a little brighter with the introduction ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    University of Miami Pedestrian Bridge Finally Being Built Over US 1

    It only took years of lobbying and three student deaths, but finally the University of Miami is getting a pedestrian bridge built over US 1 near its Coral Gables campus. Since 1989, eight students have been hit by cars while trying to cross the busy three-lane highway. Three of those students died ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week: Three Places To Try on the Final Weekend

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week ends this Sunday and we've put together a small roundup for you. We were invited to try the three-course, prix-fixe menu at three restaurants. They varied in both cuisine and price range... and we also ventured to several others. Here are our top three suggestions. Enjo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    SushiSamba's Cocktail Program Tweaked: Lighter, Fresher Flavors

    SushiSamba is going through some changes. The sexy Brazilian/Japanese fusion restaurant has opened a new location in Coral Gables, with many items specially made for the City Beautiful. SushiSamba is revamping its cocktail program with the help of Richard Woods, head of spirit and cocktail developm ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week Kicks Off Nearly a Month of Deals at Top Eateries

    The City of Coral Gables may have to consider rebranding its food fest. Instead of one week, Coral Gables Restaurant Week actually spans three weeks, from June 10 - 30. Either way, it all starts tomorrow with Taste of the Gables at the Westin Colonnade Hotel, where attendees can sample tasty tidbi ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013
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    May 23, 2013

    SushiSamba Opens in Coral Gables Today: Brazilian, Japanese and Sexy

    Sushi Samba,the Brazilian-Japanese fusion restaurant opens its newest restaurant in Coral Gables today. Located in the Westin Colonade Hotel, this is actually the third establishment in Miami for Samba Brands Management, with SushiSamba Miami Beach and Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill the other two Miami-are ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week Kickoff: Win Tickets to Taste of the Gables

    The sixth annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week returns with more than two dozen of Coral Gables finest restaurants offering specially priced prix-fixe menus. The only problem with this great event? It's gotten too darn big for just one week, so this year, the promotion has expanded to three seven-d ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Love Is Blind in Coral Gables: Shrimp and Prosciutto Dumplings, Nutella Pizza

    If love is blind, it's a serious shame, because that means it can't get a gander at the striking digs of its namesake new eatery in Coral Gables. Walk into Love Is Blind, adjacent to Merrick Park, and you're face-to-face with a glowing panorama of mounted candles, a tulip-topped gramophone, and a va ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Bulla in Coral Gables: Instagram Beckons!

    There was a time, not long ago, when boys in khaki swarmed Coral Gables. They sauntered down avenues while gossiping about the latest venture capitalist to move to New York. Ageless women, hair blow-dried and legs strangled by skin-tight white pants, muttered words like "supposebly." There were gold ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Top Five Eats & Drinks this Week: From A Four-Course $10 Meal to a $2 Dinner

    Another weekend has flown by and it's time to get back to the daily grind. No lamenting loss of freedom. , we're already sipping some serious cold brew and we've snagged an exclusive deal on free coffee for you. From $2 meals to healthy dinner demonstrations, this week's eats are mostly budget fri ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Whole Foods Coral Gables Celebrates Mother's Day Thursday

    Mom's work hard all year round, so why is mother's day only celebrated one day? Whole Foods Market in Coral Gables has decided to show mother's some love early, and begin celebrations tomorrow with a free healthy brunch buffet and make-your-own body care class. So leave the kids with dad for once ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    Swine Southern Table & Bar Opens: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

    Swine Southern Table & Bar, the "kid brother" of popular eatery Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, is open to the public after a weekend filled with parties and friends-and-family dinners.New Times was invited to one of the dress rehearsals at the brand-new Coral Gables restaurant, which was fil ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Shake Shack Introduces New Dogs, Drink, and Dessert

    Restaurateur Danny Meyer's Shake Shack has released four new items nationwide and we were invited to the Coral Gables location to try them out. The first item is the blood orange lemonade ($2.50 - $3.15). It tastes more like a punch than a lemonade, but you can definitely taste the lemonade influen ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Giralda Under The Stars: Al Fresco Dining in The City Beautiful

    Tonight's weather forecast pretty much explains why we live in Miami -- it's supposed to be around 62 degrees with a light breeze. That means it's a perfect evening to head out to Coral Gables to enjoy this year's first Giralda Under The Stars, a monthly event where streets close to traffic as local ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    Election Turn-Out: Vote-Crazy Coral Gables, Motivated Miami Beach, Hopeless Homestead

    Ever since Election Day, the New Times office has descended into tribal taunts as each employee has tried to claim that his or her 'hood was the nail in Mitt Romney's coffin or the only thing keeping Democrats from ransacking the House of Representatives.To settle the issue, we've prepared a list of ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Burgerlicious: Burgers, Beer, and Beats in Coral Gables (Photos)

    The second annual Burgerlicious was blessed with a seasonably crisp night that begged for the good people of Coral Gables to break out the jackets and come out to enjoy sliders, beer, and music from about two dozen local restaurants.Read also:- Burgerlicious Returns Tonight for a Second Time in Cora ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Burgerlicious Returns Tonight for a Second Time in the Gables

    A second round of Burgerlicious returns to Coral Gables tonight at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park where you will be greeted by burgers galore.Between 6 to 10 p.m. you'll be able to sink your teeth into gourmet burgers made by more than 20 of Coral Gables' top restaurants. Cost for general admiss ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012
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    August 10, 2012

    BurgerFi To Open Its Sixth Florida Location in Aventura on August 29

    Aventura prepare to get "burgerfied." BurgerFi, Avenutra's newest burger joint, will be opening its doors to the public at 18139 Biscayne Boulevard location on August 29. It will be their  sixth location overall in Florida.The chain is the "world's first all-natural burger franchise in the ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012
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    July 16, 2012

    Shake Shack Opens in Coral Gables: Burgers, Concretes, and Crowds

    Coral Gables took the phrase "be the first kid on your block" seriously yesterday, when thousands of people turned out on a muggy afternoon to get in line for a first bite of Shake Shack's burgers, cheese fries, and concretes.The Gables outpost opened its doors to the public Sunday, July 16, at 11 a ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    Shake Shack in Coral Gables Opening Soon (Photos) UPDATED

    Shake Shack is coming to Coral Gables. Danny Meyer's burger palace, which opened on South Beach in June 2010 to much fanfare and waiting lines, is heating up the City Beautiful.The location, which formerly housed Smok'et BBQ, is on South Dixie Highway and conveniently located near the University of ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    Make Your Own Supplement Pills and Save Money?

    I was browsing the aisles at Apple A Day on SoBe yesterday, and this pack of empty pill caps caught my eye. They were made of plant cellulose, and therefore vegan, although the shop also carries traditional gelatin-based tabs (gelatin is derived from animal bones and tissues). My mind immediately we ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012
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